ORIENTED STRAND BOARD (OSB)
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

Great value for money and yet strong and reliable, OSB represents a credible alternative to plywood. It is produced in a number of specifications and is highly versatile.

OSB2 – a precision engineered board for structural use in dry load-bearing conditions. Ideal for site hoarding (when painted), sheds and shelving.
OSB3 – ideal for environments where there is greater humidity, this panel is more suited to construction and house building applications.

SmartPly SiteProtect

SmartPly SiteProtect is a highly engineered and improved moisture resistant OSB/3 coated panel specifically designed to save both time and money in the most demanding hoarding applications. The substrate is coated with a smooth, heavy duty, exterior, cross-linked polymer surface treatment making it ideal for use in a wide range of applications from temporary hoarding through to long-lasting site security installations.

Suitability

As with all site hoarding panels, the performance of SmartPly SiteProtect will depend on the time and severity of exposure to the elements. Slight distortion of panels may occur as a result of extreme exposure and poor site workmanship. Therefore, to obtain the optimum performance and life expectancy of the product; good specification, planning and workmanship is required.

Specification

SmartPly SiteProtect is available in 2440 x 1220mm panels and the panel thickness is 18mm.

SmartPly DryBacker

SmartPly DryBacker is designed to provide support for fixtures and fittings in non-structural metal stud constructions.

SmartPly DryBacker is an engineered SmartPly OSB3 panel incorporating a continuous recess to accommodate ‘C’ shaped metal studs used in the construction of plasterboard partitions.

SmartPly DryBacker is tested to the relevant sections of BS5234 Part 2 relating to pull-out strengths and is suitable for use in public access areas including corridors and stairwells, contributing to higher levels of impact resistance.

SmartPly DryBacker is an OSB panel with zero added formaldehyde and therefore may also be useful in environmentally sensitive interior applications where formaldehyde emissions need to be kept to a minimum such as hospitals, laboratories museums and schools.